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Average Assistant Fashion Designer Salary

$42,657
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,013
Bonus
$1,850
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The average salary for an Assistant Fashion Designer is $42,657.
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$34k
MEDIAN
$43k
90%
$55k
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What Do Assistant Fashion Designers Do?

Assistant Fashion Designer Tasks
  • Draw clothing products, design sketches and patterns with graphic software.
  • Work with factory to produce, assess the quality of, and fit samples.
  • Create specifications for products and fabrics, including dimensions and sketches.
  • Prepare for and attend buy meetings and fittings, and assist with physical tasks and time management.
  • Identify and research current clothing, fabric, color and market trends.

Job Satisfaction for Assistant Fashion Designer

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Fashion Designer

The top respondents for the job title Assistant Fashion Designer are from the companies Coach, Inc., Macy's, Inc. and Urban Outfitters, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Macy's, Inc. where the average pay is $54,378. Coach, Inc. pays the lowest at around $45,000.

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What Are Popular Skills for Assistant Fashion Designers?

Skills in Adobe Illustrator and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Adobe Photoshop.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Fashion Designers?

An entry-level Assistant Fashion Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,801 based on 48 salaries. An early career Assistant Fashion Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,235 based on 422 salaries. A mid-career Assistant Fashion Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,063 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Assistant Fashion Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,500 based on 10 salaries.
Employees with Assistant Fashion Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 26.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Columbus, Ohio (17.6% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (3.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 513 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.4%
Early Career
82.3%
Mid Career
6.4%
Experienced
1.9%